[Fwd: firefox "mailto:" protocol configuration]

Christian Bendele Christian.Bendele at gmx.net
Fri Nov 11 11:57:09 PST 2005

Tim van der Molen wrote:

> Christian Bendele wrote:
>> Christian Bendele wrote:
>>> In firefox's address bar enter "about:config" to get a list of all 
>>> configuration variables. you can enter "mail" in the filter at the 
>>> top, because otherwise they are too many for comfort.
>>> then you have to make two changes:
>>> change "network.protocol-handler.expose.mailto" to "TRUE"
>>> and then create a new string variable (right mouse-click and click 
>>> "new -> string") called
>>> "network.protocol-handler.app.mailto". Set this variable's value to 
>>> the command line you use
>>> to start your mail client. A simple "thunderbird" does the job for 
>>> that client, options like mail address, subject etc,
>>> if contained in the link you clicked, will automatically be used for 
>>> the new mail.
>> Okay, I have to correct myself. While this does indeed work fine on 
>> my elderly lfs5.1 system and firefox-1.0.0 there seems to be some 
>> problem with firefox-1.0.7 on my brandnew system. In thunderbird the 
>> "mailto:" part of the link gets included into the address part of the 
>> mail header. This will cause the mail to bounce. I'm not sure if that 
>> is a bug either in newer versions (later than 1.0.0) of firefox or 
>> thunderbird, or if something was changed on purpose...
>> I'll try to find a solution, but maybe somebody else already knows 
>> one... :)
>> Christian
> FWIW, on my LFS 6.1 system with Firefox 1.0.7 the "mailto:" part is 
> not included in both Mutt as Thunderbird 1.0.7.
> Tim

I listened around, and asked a few people to try, and it seems to work 
in all cases but mine, which is funny if you take into account that I 
told all those people how to do it :P anyway, in general it seems to 
work, there seems to besome other problem with my own setup ...


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